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Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental scientist and health specialist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,130
25th Percentile Wage
$51,560
50th Percentile Wage
$68,110
75th Percentile Wage
$94,650
90th Percentile Wage
$128,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) environmental scientists and health specialists is $128,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and health specialists is $40,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,1100.09%3.60%
201568,0500.25%-
201467,8800.10%-
201367,8103.17%-
201265,660--

Compare Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of environmental scientists and health specialists in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for environmental scientist and health specialist occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $86,760. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $45,150). For detailed environmental scientist and health specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$86,760
Scientific Research and Development Services
$86,730
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$86,540
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,390
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$68,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,110
Engineering Services
$67,220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$63,630
Testing Laboratories
$53,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$53,160
Legal Services
$45,150

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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